Minister needed

RE: TIME for a Veterans Minister. The interests of ex-servicemen and women and reservists need to be championed by a dedicated Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.

A Minister could work to ensure that veterans with service-related conditions are entitled to priority treatment, with those who have lost limbs being ensured access to state-of-the-art prosthetics and after-care and have responsibility for helping former service personnel to adjust to civilian life and ensure that that veterans can access the assistance they need with health, housing and employment.

The Scottish Government has worked hard to improve the support veterans receive from devolved public services such as the NHS and other agencies and recently created a commissioner for veterans.

A ministerial post could also help to ensure that reservists, who are now being expected to play a much wider role after the current restructure of the armed forces, don’t lose out and are not discriminated against by employers as a result of fulfilling their duties.

Jonathan T Clark Allt-yr-yn Heights Newport

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2:22pm Tue 4 Feb 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Just what we need - another *&#@ing quango.
Just what we need - another *&#@ing quango. GardenVarietyMushroom

3:59pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Llanmartinangel says...

GardenVarietyMushroo
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Just what we need - another *&#@ing quango.
We agree. There is no problem I know of that can be resolved by yet another politician.
[quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: Just what we need - another *&#@ing quango.[/p][/quote]We agree. There is no problem I know of that can be resolved by yet another politician. Llanmartinangel

5:56pm Tue 4 Feb 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Actually, I have a better idea - stop sending them abroad to murder people and they won't need prosthetics.
Actually, I have a better idea - stop sending them abroad to murder people and they won't need prosthetics. GardenVarietyMushroom

6:03pm Tue 4 Feb 14

welshmen says...

GardenVarietyMushroo
m
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Actually, I have a better idea - stop sending them abroad to murder people and they won't need prosthetics.
An anarchist agreeing with the British National Party on this one then? all our Forces home from foreign Wars that don't concern this Country....
[quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: Actually, I have a better idea - stop sending them abroad to murder people and they won't need prosthetics.[/p][/quote]An anarchist agreeing with the British National Party on this one then? all our Forces home from foreign Wars that don't concern this Country.... welshmen

7:13pm Tue 4 Feb 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

welshmen wrote:
GardenVarietyMushroo

m
wrote:
Actually, I have a better idea - stop sending them abroad to murder people and they won't need prosthetics.
An anarchist agreeing with the British National Party on this one then? all our Forces home from foreign Wars that don't concern this Country....
Most parties have at least one policy I agree with mate - doesn't mean anything to me other than they obviously aren't ALL bad...?
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: Actually, I have a better idea - stop sending them abroad to murder people and they won't need prosthetics.[/p][/quote]An anarchist agreeing with the British National Party on this one then? all our Forces home from foreign Wars that don't concern this Country....[/p][/quote]Most parties have at least one policy I agree with mate - doesn't mean anything to me other than they obviously aren't ALL bad...? GardenVarietyMushroom

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